Cruise along the Rajang River, Kuching
Crafted colonial-style ship to offer passengers a memorable nine-day cruise
KUCHING: An exciting river cruise will be introduced along the Rajang River in July this year.
Southeast Asia’s river cruise company, Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, is introducing a new cruise line for Malaysia’s longest river in the central region of Sarawak.
The new Orient Pandaw Cruise Ship, crafted in traditional colonial-style with 30 luxury staterooms finished in hardwood panelling with brass marine fittings, will offer passengers a memorable nine-day cruise.
Enamoured with the Rajang River after reading the book ‘Into the Heart of Borneo’ by Redmon O’Hanlon, the company’s founder Paul Strachan made plans to visit Sibu last year where, upon landing, he met Sarawak Tourism Federation (STF) president Wee Hong Seng.
Wee said Strachan came to him with the idea of starting a river cruise to help promote the state’s riches.
He complimented Irrawaddy Flotilla Company for bringing its cruise here despite the recession, and for promoting it at its own expense.
“It is a good starting point for Sarawak’s tourism industry in this time of recession, and we need to look at ways to come up with new products to add to the cruise,”
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